Regional Air Mobility
America is home to over 5,000 airports available for public use, yet only 30 of these airports serve over 70% of all travelers. A recent paper from NASA and industry experts representing airlines/operators, vehicle manufacturers, electric infrastructure companies, aviation technology companies, and sustainable transportation thought leaders, suggests that the local airport you may not have even known existed will soon be a catalyst for change in how you travel. According to this team, Regional Air Mobility (RAM) will fundamentally change how we travel and receive our goods by bringing the convenience, speed, and safety of air travel to all Americans, regardless of their proximity to a travel hub or urban center.
The paper asserts that investments in RAM are complimentary to and an accelerator for other emerging markets that aspire to transform the airspace. Through targeted investments, RAM will increase the safety, accessibility, and affordability of regional travel while building on the extensive and underutilized federal, state, and local investment in our nation’s local airports.